More than 30 people came out for a super productive Work Day at the farm on November 19th. We cleared the path to the small field, picked up rocks on the big field, created a new lasagna bed with compost from Bear Path Farm and heeled in a whole bunch of native plants donated by Nasami Farm Nursery.
Rick Stone, Just Roots board and staff member, wrote this short reflection about coming to the farm before and after the work day:
“Saturday’s work gig felt like a unified thing to me. Being there early then coming back when all work was done and there was no one else on the farm gave me a sense of how we all are participating in this big big thing like an orchestra, where some of us may lay out for a round or so and just listen while others carry it forward, but this great sound just moves up from the ground and echoes out so all may hear it. That’s what it felt like when I came back Saturday afternoon: you all were still there, I felt your presence, and the land was thanking all of you for loving it once again. Please forgive this gushing, but we are singing some huge refrain and we can’t even imagine what it will sound like and it will continue after we leave each other, after we leave the land, after we leave everything: it will still be sounding. I feel much gratitude to be part of it.”
If you have reflections on your experience at a Work Day at the farm, please share it as a comment, or on the Just Roots Facebook page!
Please join us for the next Work Day this Saturday, December 3rd from 9-12pm at the Farm! Directions are on the sidebar of the blog.